International Shipping Regulations & Enforcement

International Shipping Regulations & Enforcement

When it comes to regulations concerning domestic shipments, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Energy are in charge of creating and enforcing the regulations that keep carriers – as well as the public and the environment – safe. Similar regulations...
Hazmat Transportation 101: A Brief History

Hazmat Transportation 101: A Brief History

Since the mid-1800s, our country has been grappling with the dangers and difficulties of transporting hazardous materials. The regulation of the transportation of hazardous materials in this country began in a piecemeal fashion, largely unsupervised and with large...
DOT 7A Type A Containers Deciphered

DOT 7A Type A Containers Deciphered

Radioactive materials play a vital role in today’s society, from helping smoke detectors be more effective to treating once terminal illnesses. The Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees the regulations governing shipping containers for radioactive materials...
A Guide to Safely Shipping Perishables

A Guide to Safely Shipping Perishables

When it comes to shipping food perishables, the goal is to have the food arrive safely, intact, and quickly enough to avoid spoilage. Depending on the type of food being shipped, there are many different factors to consider in order to reach this goal. There are also...
The Best Chemical Storage Practices

The Best Chemical Storage Practices

Here at Packaging Specialties, we manufacture containers that are designed to accommodate the storage needs for a growing list of industries, from those producing consumables, like beer and wine, to those producing environmentally hazardous chemicals like paint and...